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Recipe: Godspeed Ochame Green Tea IPA

Courtesy of Luc Lafontaine of Godspeed in Toronto, this unusual IPA recipe represents a fusion of influences. (It also includes tips for extracting flavor and aroma from green tea without unwanted tannins.)

Luc Lafontaine Nov 16, 2021 - 3 min read

Recipe: Godspeed Ochame Green Tea IPA Primary Image

Photo: Courtesy Godspeed Brewery

For this unusual IPA, Godspeed uses green tea from Brewmaster Luc Lafontaine’s own tea field in Japan. Ochame, incidentally, means mischievous. Lafontaine says the beer “succinctly encapsulates our certain core tenets of our humble brewery, namely, balance and simplicity. Enjoy!”

For more about this distinctive Toronto brewery, check out Breakout Brewer: Godspeed.


Batch size: 5 gallons (19 liters)
Brewhouse efficiency: 72%
OG: 1.057
FG: 1.011
IBUs: 45
ABV: 6%

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